The Stephen Joseph Theatre opened in 1955, on the first floor of the Public Library. After some moving about, the theatre finally settled in the old Odeon cinema located across from Scarborough train station. They gained the lease in 1990 and officially opened in 1996. All of Sir Alan Ayckbourn’s plays have their world premieres at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, before heading off to the West End or New York. You could be one of the first to see a world renowned play at the fraction of the cost.